Hello! I was born in El Paso, Texas, and moved to Oregon when I was in 3rd grade. Although it felt devastating to leave my beloved grandparents in Texas, I am grateful we ended up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where my husband and I enjoy all the beautiful bounty Oregon has to offer. I have two strong, smart daughters who are products of the Beaverton School District. This is my 27th year in education, and I can't imagine doing anything else. I am passionate about providing students with the skills they need to be successful in high school, post-high school, and wherever their passions take them in life.
You can expect:
- Students to be at the heart of every decision I make
- A commitment to equity and the success of every student
- An environment where ALL students are valued and respected for the gifts they bring to our community
- Joy to be evident in our building
- High expectations for academic, social, and emotional growth
- Positive, supportive relationships with students, staff, and families
- Clear and consistent communication
I am thrilled to be a part of this Highland Park family (this is my dream job!), and I am looking forward to partnering with you as we navigate these wonderfully crazy middle school years of learning and growth together. Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, suggestions, wonderings, or questions.
Hello, Highland Park Community! My name is Sho Shigeoka (students call me Ms. Sho - make sure you ask me the story behind it when you see me!) and I am excited to be joining the Highland community. I have been in the Beaverton School District for 20+ years, serving as a school counselor, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Administrator for Equity and Inclusion, and Assistant Principal. Prior to coming to Beaverton, I worked at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. In my 28 years of experience in education, my passion has been and will always be transforming the educational system through relationship building, to support each and every student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to follow their own dream when they leave our schools.
I wear my identity as a mother with pride and humility. Our daughter attended HPMS a long time ago, and the experience she gained helped shape who she is today; as an adult who is passionate about being a difference maker for those around her and the environment that nurtures her body and soul. HPMS is a special place for me as a mom and an educator, and I want HPMS to continue being that place for everyone. I am committed to ensuring every student knows they belong, they matter, and they grow through asking questions, making mistakes, being engaged, and holding themselves accountable for being better and doing better. I look forward to learning from you and working alongside you.
Greetings students & families! I grew up in Chaska, Minnesota and received my college degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I’ve taught English Language Development and Spanish K-12 in Texas, WI, MN and 2 districts in Oregon. I started this year as the School Support Specialist at Southridge High School. When the Student Manager position opened here, I jumped at the chance to join the Highland Park community. This is my 30th year in education and I’m SO excited to help all students make positive memories of their middle school years. My favorite parts of middle school were my friends (several of which I’m still in touch with), band, choir and after school activities.
As our Student Manager, I believe behavior is a form of communication. My job is to make sure all students feel welcome and safe so they can be their most successful selves.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 3 “kids” (ages 22, 19 and 15) and our yellow labrador, Albert. We love to explore our adopted home of Oregon by hiking, biking and eating food from all over the world.